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Miss Anne Whitney
[written vertically along left side: [E.H.B.]]
[ postmark: [LANCASTER MASS. 1 PM MAY 15 1911]]
[postal stamp: [U.S. POSTAGE TWO CENTS]]
May 15. 1911
I did mean to take leave of you in a way more suited to my sentiments: But two factors came into my plans - one was a bad tooth & persistent neuralgia, & the other the haste that follows upon any disaster.
I did get away with a ride now near a fortnight ago; & I have passed most of the time in nursing my various miseries! [written above in brackets: miseries]
It has been uncommonly
hot for the season. Lancaster is a sheltered spot: cool enough today again. Also I found my Aunt less well than usual; my chief occupation outside of my own necessities, has been going to & fro across the street.
All this has not prevented my thoughts from flying back & I am wondering if I shall still find you at Charlesgate in June! For your sake, I hope not. The country is wondrous beautiful now, though crying for rain.
And I, feeling better by this time, am enjoying every fragrant breath. Well here or there, my dear love to you - dear & long & always and all blessing for your summer wherever:
Bartol, Elizabeth H. and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Elizabeth H. Bartol, Lancaster, Massachusetts, to Anne Whitney, Boston, Massachusetts, 1911 May 15" (1911). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 496.